Jewelry storage can be a beautiful work of art and a way to keep ornaments with sentimental value without forgetting they exist. Since the major concern for most is to keep jewelry without taking up space, these ideas are simple, take less space, and a decorative way to store jewelry in the home. Below are some simple ideas that could prove helpful.
Dreamcatcher Earring Caddy
This DIY jewelry storage idea focuses on a Dreamcatcher. Materials needed are; 1 embroidery hoop, embroidery floss, and spray paint. Separate your embroidery hoop into 2 halves, tie one end of floss at the top of the hoop.
Then, starting from the first knot, pull the floss 3 inches to the right and wrap around the hoop. Repeat this till a heptagon is formed. Now, take the same floss and do the same thing at the center point of each heptagon side. Wrap a loop around the middle and pull to the next point – It’s ready!
Aluminum Paper Roll
Why let those fancy pieces of jewelry stay scattered or in small containers when there is an excellent alternative? The DIY aluminum paper roll. Simply get a used aluminum foil (and use the round paper roll), get dowels, glue, wood plaque, and fine fabric, then get crafty.
Wrap the paper roll with the fabric using glue. Then drill a hole on the plaque, and the wood glue to attach the dowel in it. Next, create a round hole in the paper roll and fix it on the dowel—ready for use!
Wooden Earring and Ring Storage
The finished outlook of this homemade wooden earring and ring holder can be mistaken for a professional-made type. The tools needed are dowels, wood box, fabric, and gift wrap paper—and oh, glue also. An open box as seen in the first picture (clockwise) is the first item.
Wrap the box with gift wrap using glue. Then cut the fabric into the same length, place a dowel in each and roll it into a round shape. To allow the rolled fabric to stay close to the edge of the box, place a couple of dowels on each side, and glue the fabrics on it.
Driftwood and Watercolor Storage
This is a creative and lovely design. A cheap way to store pieces of jewelry without hiding them in the wardrobe or another hidden jewelry storage. Simply get a small plank, small pieces of sticks, glue, and watercolor.
Look at the size of the small sticks in the picture, get a similar type, and use a screwdriver/drill to create small holes in the plank. Next, paint the stick any color of choice. After the colors dry, insert the colorful stick into the holes and use glue to give them firmness—done!
The Pebble Storage
Pebble storage is inexpensive and easy to make. To create this simple and stunning wall design and jewelry storage, double-sided tape and pebbles are needed. So, look around for pebbles and purchase a double-sided tape.
Ensure the pebbles are clean. Depending on preference, the pebbles can be painted. Next, pick a side of each pebble and put the tape. Then place the pebble on the wall and the double-sided tape will stick to the pebble and the wall. The simple design is ready to be used.
Simple Dresser Jewelry Storage
This nice design is a day’s project for anyone who loves a DIY project. Items needed are glue, wooden frame, aluminum sheet, tin snips, and paint & brush. First of all, paint the edges of the frame.
Next, use tin snips to cut the aluminum sheet into the shape of the frame—two layers are suitable. Try to fix the sheets into the frame—this is to confirm if the sheet will fit in or it needs to be resized. Next, apply glue at the edges and fix the aluminum sheets.
Inspiring Wooden Storage
The simple and elegant jewelry storage solution is a beauty to behold. A smart design for the wall—it’s made from wood. This jewelry hanger is well crafted—a unique work of art with multiple purposes. At the top, there are spaces to insert small earrings.
Then just a little below, there are hooks to hang necklaces and bracelets. Unless one has professional knowledge of crafting wood, the only way to purchase a useful piece of art like this is to look around online. Its multi-purpose use also extends to room decor. A perfect piece to hang on a plain wall.
Scrapwood Jewelry Storage
This scrap wood storage is a homemade design. The design fits a dressing table perfectly, especially since it’s too big to hang. So the items needed are, pieces of wood, a board, round dowels, staple guns, doll pin stands, glue, and cup hooks.
Drill a hole in the woods (holes to fit in the dowels), then paint the woods. Next, attach the hooks and dowels to the drilled holes and glue to make it firm. Paint the dowels and hooks also. The storage is ready for use.
Colorful and Patterned Aluminum Jewelry Storage
A frame and aluminum sheets are the key items for this DIY storage. Get a frame of choice depending on the preferred size. Next, paint the frame and attach a board to it. The board should be overlayed with lovely wallpaper.
To achieve a nice design, cut out the center of the wallpaper in the shape of an aluminum sheet. The aluminum sheet is placed beneath and the well-cut wallpaper should be placed over it—the jewelry storage is all set and ready for use. Simply attach necklaces and earrings to it.
A magnetic tray is not so common, but it’s a cheap and simple way to store jewelry especially for someone who isn’t a fan of hanging things on the wall. The magnetic tray can stay on a dressing table. Since it is magnetic, the metal earrings, rings, and necklaces stay in it.
The magnetic nature of the tray ensures the pieces of jewelry stay safe. Even if the tray drops, the content is not affected. As a perk, if there is a metal object in a room, the tray will stay glued to it.
Wood and Pegs
Wood and peg is a simple design made with inexpensive materials. The items used are a small plank of wood, pegs, glue, and paint. Based on the theme of the room, paint the plank any color of choice.
After the paint dries, ensure the pegs glued on the plank are of contrasting color to allow the design to stand out and come out beautifully. The pegs should be spaced. To do this, a tape measure could prove useful. Next, base on measurement, use glue to attach the colored pegs to the plank—it’s ready!
Brass Stand Vintage Storage
Simple, classy, chic—just name it! This vintage jewelry storage idea is cheap and lovely. For someone who an antique plate, then the cost is reduced. The items needed are three antique plates, glue, and a brass stand. The process is simple.
Place a plate on a table, put some glue at the center, and put the brass stand on it. When it dries, put glue on another end of the brass stand and glue another plate. Add glue again on the next plate, and glue another brass stand on it in imitation of the first process.
Chicken Wire Window Frame
Here’s a fun way to display and organize earrings. This stylish DIY jewelry storage is the perfect jewelry storage solution to managing any form of jewelry chaos. Here’s what’s needed; decorative chicken wire window frame, Foam Brush, Chalky Finish Paint, jute Cord, assorted Lace Ribbon, Craft Scissors, and Sawtooth Picture Hangers.
Paint the wood frame using a small sponge brush, cut equal-sized jute and lace ribbon, and then tie on the top in a bow. Attach a sawtooth picture hanger on the back and this DIY storage is ready to use!
Jenga Set Necklace Rack
For this organizer items needed are; Jenga, paint, painter’s tape, foam brush, wax paper, and glue. Start by laying the wax paper on the workspace – to protect glue and paint from damaging the workspace.
Next, use the painter’s tape to block off areas of the Jenga block not needing paint. Apply a thin layer of glue on a block and attach to the next one. Make sure to glue all connecting sides. Once dried, it is ready for use. Simply glue to the wall or hang on the wall using a nail.
Wooden Necklace Holder
Here’s another genius idea to try– the items needed for this simple storage are a flat board and a few knobs. Measure and drill holes on the flat board for the knobs.
Next, through the drill holes, attach the knobs to the flat board, and that’s it! Very simple and easy right? It can be placed anywhere in a room or placed on a wall. A good jewelry storage solution.
Jewelry Holder Hanger
Thinking of something simple, classic, and elegant? This is one DIY jewelry storage that is so simple to make, yet the finished project is just amazing! Items needed are just some hooks, spray paint, and a wooden hanger. And of course, the process is simple!
Place the wooden hanger on a protected workspace to prevent stains. Next, spray the wooden hanger with the spray paint, allow it to dry and then, attach the hooks to the hanger– it’s ready for use.
Notebook Jewelry Organizer
Style-on-the-go! This simple jewelry storage can come in handy for an individual who loves to adorn themselves with a beautiful piece of jewelry while on a vacation. For this one, items needed are; clear pouches, cord, pattern and solid fabric, sewing pins, and canvas. Cut two rectangles measuring 10×13 inches out of the canvas.
Then cut another rectangle – this time measuring 11 x 15 inches from the canvas and also from the patterned fabric. Pin the center of the 11 x 15 inches canvas on the pouch and sew onto the canvas. Next is to sew the solid fabrics onto the canvas to create pockets and loops for the jewelry to hang from. And it’s ready for use.
Bottle Holder for Bracelets
Here’s another simple yet, practical jewelry storage idea. All that is needed are glass bottles – not too wide, medium in size. Let’s get started! Place the bottle on the dresser or on a shelf in the bedroom.
Then, place the larger and elastic bracelets at the bottom of the bottle while the smaller ones get the areas close to the neck of the bottle. This is super effective and easy to use. A glance is just enough of any piece of jewelry for the occasion from the storage.
Wall Hanging Jewelry Organizer
Simple yet gorgeous! That’s the perfect description of this idea. This can be achieved by transforming an old desk drawer, a wooden box, or a wooden tray into a beautiful organizer. Get a shallow wood box, paint, and any beautiful fabric, cup hooks, and glue.
Paint the box, then glue the fabric to the inner part of the wooden tray. Drill well-spaced out holes in the inner part of the wooden tray and screw in some cup hooks—and it’s ready for use.
Driftwood Jewelry Organizer
This jewelry storage idea is super easy and an inexpensive solution to organization issues. The items needed for this project are; large pieces of driftwood, three packs of 1/2 inch brass cup hooks, and four 2-inch screws.
Put the cup hooks into the driftwood by simply applying pressure on the cup hook against the wood. Make sure to space the cup hooks out evenly – about 3 inches in between each hook will do. Look for studs in the wall and use screws to attach the finished project to the well.
Cigar Box Ring and Earring Organizer
This vintage organizer idea requires two basic items; an old cigar box and a quilt batting. First, measure the interior of the cigar box, then using scissors, cut out a strip of quilt batting about 0.5 inches wider than the size of the cigar box.
Next, roll up the quilt batting up like a cigar, and stitch it shut. Before repeating the process, try it out in the cigar box to see if it fits – if it does, great! Repeat the process till the cigar box is stuffed. And this DIY jewelry is done, ready for use!
Geometric Trinket Boxes
Elegant, gorgeous, and handy is the perfect description for this storage idea. For this, cabinet knobs, acrylic paint, and painter’s tape are the materials needed. Drill on a hole in the center of the box lid and attach the cabinet knobs using screws.
Next, use the painter’s tape to mask off geometry shapes on the box, paint with any color of choice, and yes! It’s ready for use.
DIY Jewelry Display Cones
Here’s another crafty idea to organize and display jewelry in your home or upcoming art and crafts show. Materials needed for this project include; heavyweight card stock, glue, scissors, and mod podge.
Cut out a preferred size from card stock, and roll the card stock into a cone shape, glue the card stock together. Seal the cones with a mod podge to make them last longer. Simply use this by placing larger pieces of jewelry at the bottom and the smaller ones around the top.
DIY Book Jewelry Box
This is as cheap simple as DIY jewelry storage can get, very classic and handy too! Items needed for this project are; an old book, Exacto knife, Mod Podge, Small Paint Brush, and Pencil. Sketch a rectangle on the first page, make sure to leave a border about 2 inches wide all around the book.
Then, with the Exacto knife, cut a rectangle using the lines drawn. This process would need to be repeated multiple times depending on the thickness of the book. Next, start Mod Podging every few pages together.
Plywood and Wallpaper Storage
It is not the simplest DIY jewelry storage but the result is lovely and easy to use. Plywood and wallpaper are the first things needed. Preferably, get plywood of 3/8 inches and a dimension of 22×22. Then, wrap the plywood with the wallpaper.
Next, use a pencil and tape to measure spots where holes will be created. Then use a screwdriver(or drill) to create small holes on the marked points. Lastly, get cabinet hardware and fix them on the drilled holes—ready for use!
DIY Wooden Jewelry Box
Materials needed are; wood box, screwdriver, wood filler, paint, foam brush, batting, velvet, glue gun, natural tooling leather, leather awl, thumbtack, and hammer. Remove any unwanted parts or engravings and fill up the hole with a wood.
Paint the box, then cut a strip of batting the same measurement as the inside of the box and roll it up. Cut up the velvet and use it to wrap around the batting – glue together. Repeat this process till there’s enough to fill inside of the box. Place the battings wrapped in velvet inside the box.
Utensil Holder Jewelry Hanger
Create beautiful jewelry storage with just a wooden utensil hanger and a few hooks. A plastic utensil will also work just fine but a wooden one is more appealing to sight and can last longer.
Simply put the hooks on top of the columns – make sure they are well spaced out. The hooks will be used to hang necklaces and earrings. Hang on the wall and it’s ready for use!
Wood Board Sample Organizer
Here’s yet another super simple DIY jewelry organize. Take advantage of a wood board to create a chic organizer. Items needed are; a collection of wood board, a few screws, and an anchor or anything to hang it.
Use a hand drill or a nail and hammer to create a hole on the board. Make sure the holes are well spaced out. Push the screws onto the wood board through the holes and hang anywhere in the home.
Ready-Made Driftwood Jewelry Storage
The driftwood jewelry storage is nothing short of beautiful and unique. Apart from being a lovely wall art, the driftwood can hold a large quantity of jewelry. Usually, the driftwood is sold online.
It’s just a simple design made of a dull brown small tree branch and fitted with attachments drilled into it. This attachment extends a little forward for jewelry to stay comfortable. It’s an easy to use storage. It is an ideal decorative piece that fits well into the theme of a room with plenty of wooden accessories.
Fabric DIY Jewelry Storage
The fabric storage could still be expensive despite being and homemade design. This is because the fabric needs to sown before use. For someone who can sew, it’s not a problem, but for someone who can’t, then it may be quite expensive than expected.
After the fabric is prepared, thumb stacks are fixed in a rectangular pattern around the fabric. The nail heads are fixed across the surface of the fabric for jewelry to be attached. This anti-tarnish storage is suitable for all types of jewelry.
Not all jewelry storage are handmade, some are too sophisticated to be handcrafted at home. This ready-made organizer is well designed and can be hung on the wall. It’s available for purchase in some online stores.
The organizer can hold a lot of jewelry, especially suitable for someone with a big collection. The organizer can hold enough weight and it’s long-lasting. The extra flat space on it can hold a flower vase or any other decorative item. It’s a simple wooden design.
Pegboard and Accessories Station
Simple yet gorgeous! This storage idea will transform a pegboard into a beautifully organized center. Get a thin board about 1 inch wide and attach it to the back of the pegboard.
Paint in any color of choice, screw in a copper wire or a thick rope to both ends of the pegboard. Hang the pegboard on the wall and it’s ready! A brilliant storage idea; easy and inexpensive.
The Natural Twig Jewelry Storage
Sometimes, nature gives jewelry storage ideas. Who could have thought a twig can be so beautiful and useful? For someone who owns a garden, winter might be the ideal time to pick twigs for jewelry storage and decoration.
A big and well-branched twig is ideal storage. Since the twig can’t stand alone, a vase would suffice. Simply purchase a vase and spray paint. Spray paint can be used on the twig, it gives the twig color, and prevent decay. Next, the painted twig is then placed into a vase.
Thread Rack Jewelry Storage
The thread rack is available for purchase online. The rack is multipurpose and as such, it easily comes as a perfect idea when thinking of storage ideas. The thread is well designed to be hung on walls. It has lots of protruding wooden tips.
These tips can comfortably hold necklaces, bangles, rings, and big size earrings. The wooden design is lovely, and ideal anti-tarnish storage. Purchase one today enjoy the use of this well-carved woodwork.
Minimalistic Board in a Frame
Here’s another DIY storage to try. To make this, get a 0.5 plywood, hooks and screw eye hooks, a couple of screws, 0.25 inch wire mesh and wire cutters, stapler, glue, scrap molding, and paint.
Screw in the hooks, spacing out the earring hooks and necklace hooks on the scarp molding. Make a small box out of the scrap molding, simply use the glue and clamps to put together the box. Glue the plywood backing to the frame, and then paint.
Wooden Board Organizer
Here’s a pretty practical DIY jewelry storage that can help keep things organized. Get a wooden cutlery tray, paint, knobs, and cup hooks. Smoothen the back of the wooden tray thoroughly with a sanding machine or paper, paint all cervices and sides – make sure to paint carefully and thoroughly.
Then, using glue, attach the knobs to the top of each compartment. Next, screw the cup hooks along the bottom of the tray and this jewelry storage tray is ready for use.
Kid’s Jewelry Organizer
The kids also sometimes need to keep their jewelry organized. No one wants his/her kids to get injured while running around in the home. Here’s a simple jewelry organizer to try to keep things tidy and protect the kids as well.
For this jewelry organizer, materials needed are; wooden pegs and a frame, and something to fill the center of the frame to add some weight to keep it steady.
Cute Lace Earring Holder
Here’s another organizer to help put those beautiful earrings on display while still keeping things organized. Get a picture frame, get enough lace that will fit inside the picture frame, glue, thumbtacks, and cardboard.
Cut the lace to fit the picture frame, pin down the lace tightly to the frame using the thumbtacks, then cut the cardboard into thin strips. Apply glue to the inner edges of the frame over the pinned lace, then use the strips of cardboard to press down the lace and glue firmly–it’s ready for use!
Wooden Base Jewelry Organizer
A wooden base jewelry organizer is one of the most stunning and simple design one can make at home. This DIY jewelry storage is suitable for wall decoration. The necessary tools are a hammer, glue, a small block of wood (2×2), brass dowels, and a hanger.
First, use the hammer to attach the hanger to the wood. Next on the opposite side of the wood, use glue that dries clear to attach the dowels to each wood. Lastly, attach each wood to the wall at a small distance from each other.
Embroidery Hoop Earring Display
Elegance can be created in just about five minutes. Yes! with an old embroidery hoop and a few strips of lace, a perfect place to hang and display those gorgeous earrings can be created.
To make this DIY earring organizer, simply separate the hoop and place the lace ribbon in, and put it all back together. Hang on the wall and it’s ready for use! Display those earrings with elegance.
Twig-Painting Jewelry Holder
This DIY jewelry storage involves the use of a few small twigs, copper wiring, a carving knife, and a sanding machine or paper.
Carve the bark off the twigs and use the sanding machine or paper to smoothing the look of the twig, after which, attach them to one long straight branch with the copper wiring. There goes a simple DIY jewelry storage idea; it’s stylish and simple to make.
Thinking about jewelry storage solutions? Here’s another. Get a few pieces of wood about 40 inches long and a box of upholstery nails. Nail the woods together to create two levels just like the one in the picture below.
A little sanding and paint will give the wood a facelift, making it room worthy. Next, nail the upholstery nails about an inch apart from each other. Ready for use! This makes it possible to arrange necklaces even in a small space.
The Vintage Bowl Method
DIY jewelry storage can be simple, yet beautiful and chic. The use of vintage bowls is an easy alternative to other intricate methods of jewelry storage. A local antique store could be a good place to pick up these types of bowls.
The quantity of the jewelry will determine the number of bowls to purchase. A general rule of thumb is to avoid placing too much jewelry in a particular antique bowl. It’s also not advisable to put the bowls on a tabletop due to exposure and possible congestion of space—use a drawer or shelf instead.
The Rustic Jewelry Storage
The Rustic jewelry storage is cannot be handcrafted except by a professional. It requires crafting in an artistic style that requires lots of details. The white color makes it an ideal wall decorative material.
For someone with a room with plain walls, the jewelry organizer is perfect. It looks beautiful on its own but coupled with the glitters hung on it, the outlook is nothing short of magical and magnificent. Most times, a visit to a decoration store allows one to purchase it. Alternatively, an online store could also be an option.
Wooden Box Jewelry Storage
This DIY jewelry storage would take just about 10 minutes to complete. The materials needed for this project are; a wooden box, knob, drill, acrylic paint, and brush. Use a hand drill or hammer and nail to create a hole in the center of the lid of the box.
Just make sure not to drill holes bigger than the screws available. Paint the box whichever color and however pattern is preferable. Then, screw the knob into place, and this is ready for use.
You most likely have a jar of coconut oil in your kitchen right now, one that you probably use when the occasional recipe calls for it. But, if you’re only using coconut oil for cooking, you’re missing out on its other benefits. Keep reading to learn 40+ creative ways to use coconut oil and get the most bang for your buck.
Natural Boost for Your Metabolism
Coconut oil has long been thought to help improve your metabolism. It contains high amounts of medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs, that are known to be absorbed quickly by the body and potentially increase the number of calories you burn throughout the day.
Get your MCTs easily by adding a small amount of coconut oil to your morning coffee or using it as a cooking oil while you make breakfast. You can even throw a spoonful into a smoothie or protein shake for an extra boost of fatty acids.
Polish and Restore Wood Furniture
If you’ve got wood furniture that’s looking worn or dry, use coconut oil to restore it back to its original shine. Take a soft cloth and coconut oil directly to the wood and polish until it shines.
You can also make a furniture spray by combining melted coconut oil, vinegar, and lemon juice. Pour into a spray bottle, shake well, and spray onto tired-looking chairs and tables when they need a cleaning. Wipe down with a soft cloth and enjoy your refreshed furniture.
Support Brain Health
Medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs, are believed to have health benefits that support brain function. MCTs are broken down by your liver and turn into ketones, which are a great source of energy for the brain.
While there is more research to be conducted, experts have already noted the benefits of upping MCT intake in people who suffer from disorders such as epilepsy or Alzheimer’s. To easily take advantage of the MCTs in coconut oil, use it during cooking or add as a supplement to your favorite coffees, shakes, or smoothies.
Promote the Increase of Good Cholesterol Levels
Coconut oil is believed to have properties that support a person’s healthy cholesterol levels, otherwise known as the “good” HDL cholesterol. While it is primarily a saturated fat, which may also increase levels of LDL cholesterol, the boost in HDL is often toted as a major benefit.
Use small amounts of coconut oil while cooking your favorite meals and enjoy its health benefits without overdoing it. A little goes a long way, so you will have no problem keeping your pantry stocked with it.
Homemade Shimmer Body Butter
Using coconut oil to make your own body butter is a great way to utilize this natural hydrator. You can also feel better about saving money on expensive lotions and knowing exactly what ingredients are in your product.
Simply combine softened coconut oil with shea butter and mica powder — which gives it a subtle but natural shimmer — and melt down until it mixes evenly. When it cools, apply body butter to your arms and legs for a moisturized glow that will last all day. Perfect for summer!
Make Healthy, Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate
Coconut oil can be used to make a ton of different healthy snacks right in your own home. If you have a sweet tooth, dark chocolate can easily be made with coconut oil and a few other natural ingredients. And what’s better is that there are a wealth of recipes available that are sugar-free, making this snack great for a wide variety of dietary restrictions.
When using coconut oil for these sugar-free chocolates, be sure to store them in the fridge or freezer. Pure coconut oil is solid at room temperature but as soon as they start to melt even a bit, you can have quite a mess on your hands.
Healthy Alternative to Everyday Cooking Oil
If you typically cook with butter or vegetable oil, try switching it out for coconut oil. There are many claims that coconut oil is full of healthy fats that are good for the heart and that it can potentially increase good cholesterol levels.
Coconut oil is a mild-tasting oil that can be used all throughout your meals — whether frying or baking — and a little goes a long way!
Maintain Healthy Nails and Cuticles
Because coconut oil has natural hydrating properties, it works wonders to moisturize your nails and cuticles. After a manicure and as much as needed, take a small amount of coconut oil to each nail bed and massage in until absorbed.
Instantly, your nails and cuticles will look shiny and healthy. With continued use over time, your cuticles will be less prone to hydration and your nails will become stronger and less prone to cracking and breaking.
Relief From Itchy Bug Bites
Itchy bug bites can be the bane of an otherwise beautiful summer. Fortunately, coconut oil has antibacterial properties that can temporarily provide relief from itching or stinging as well as protect the affected area.
If you have a pesky bite, apply a small amount of coconut oil gently to the bite and surrounding area. It should quell some of the itching immediately and will help prevent infections. This is also a great method for kids to help them stop scratching.
DIY Shampoo Bar
Shampoo bars are not only economical, with the benefit of less plastic waste than store-bought hair products, but making them at home allows you to infuse each recipe with the ingredients best for your hair. Coconut oil is a star player in many shampoo bar recipes.
Hydrating coconut oil along with other moisturizing ingredients — plus your preferred essential oils for natural fragrance — makes these shampoo bars a worthwhile DIY project.
Stave Off Hunger and Reduce Calories
To help control hunger pangs between meals, consider adding coconut oil to your diet. Because it’s chock full of medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs, it’s known to promote feelings of satiety, meaning it can help keep you full for a longer period of time.
By using a small amount of coconut oil in your morning meal, you can expect to feel satisfied for longer throughout the day, which may help reduce snacking between meals and your overall consumed calories for the day.
Natural Makeup Remover
When it comes time to remove your makeup at the end of the day, you want to be sure to use something not only effective, but safe and natural as well. Coconut oil is a great alternative to store-bought makeup removers for this reason.
Grab yourself a jar with a lid. To that, simply add water, eight drops of lavender oil, four tablespoons of coconut oil, two tablespoons of witch hazel, and stir. Place in your cotton pads and push down until they are covered with the liquid. Put the lid on the jar to let the oils infuse.
Make Your Own Hydrating Lip Balm
Coconut oil is a fantastic ingredient in homemade beauty products, such as hydrating lip balms. To make your own, simply collect a few ingredients in addition to the coconut oil such as beeswax, essential oils, and honey.
There are many options for a DIY lip balm recipe but rest assured that coconut oil is a star player for its powerful hydration and mild scent and taste. And all it takes is melting everything together, pouring it into your desired container(s), and letting it cool until ready to use!
Heal Cuts and Scrapes Faster
Coconut oil has great antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it can very well promote quick healing of cuts, scrapes, and minor wounds. Research has even shown that coconut oil is linked to increased collagen production, benefitting overall skin health.
For minor scrapes and cuts, apply a small amount of pure coconut oil to the area and cover with a bandaid for speedy healing.
Potential Bone Health Benefits
In addition to its many other healthy properties, coconut oil is believed to have potential benefits for improving and maintaining bone health. Virgin coconut oil is high in antioxidants, which are great for neutralizing damaging free radicals that we are exposed to daily.
Free radicals affect us in many ways, one of which is negatively impacting our bones. For more antioxidant protection, consider upping your daily coconut oil intake.
DIY Restorative Hair Mask
Coconut oil is a popular ingredient for hair care products thanks to its conditioning properties. When mixed with other star ingredients for hair health, you can have an effective and budget-friendly hair mask made right in your kitchen.
For this mask, mix melted coconut oil with honey and apple cider vinegar before applying it all throughout your hair, starting at the ends and working your way up. After leaving it in for the desired length of time, rinse well and enjoy your shiny locks!
Natural DIY Stain Remover
Regular cleaning and stain-removing products from the store can come with a lot of unknown or unhealthy ingredients. For a safer alternative, add coconut oil to your grocery list so you can make a stain remover at home.
Combine one part coconut oil with one equal part of baking soda and mix it into a paste. For stains on carpet, upholstered furniture, and more, apply the paste to the affected area and wait five minutes for it to work. When time’s up, wipe away and enjoy the clean!
DIY Face Mask for Extra Hydration
If you need a super hydrating facial mask, don’t worry about picking out the right one from the store. If you have coconut oil at home, you can easily make your own DIY face mask. Simply add honey and lemon juice, both of which have excellent healing properties for the skin.
Apply the mask once a week or when your skin is in need of extra moisture — and enjoy soft, hydrated skin.
Support Healthy Eyelash Growth
Virgin coconut oil has tons of uses as a beauty product. In addition to moisturizing, oil cleansing, and makeup removal, coconut oil can be used to support healthy eyelash growth. Its antimicrobial properties are thought to protect lashes from bacteria that can be acquired through makeup application, and the fatty acids promote hydration.
The extra hydration from coconut oil can help your lashes stay protected from mascara and other eye makeup. And with consistent use, your hydrated eyelashes should feel fuller and stronger.
Natural Conditioner for Your Dog’s Skin and Coat
Coconut oil is known as a generally safe moisturizer for your dog’s skin and coat. Not only can it help with dry skin, but it doubles as a relief agent from bites, stings, and natural odors. Keep pure organic coconut oil on hand to use on your pup as needed.
Once weekly, apply a moderate amount of coconut oil to your dog’s coat and paws and let it sit for a few minutes, adjusting for your dog’s specific needs. Rinse well, following with a shampoo if the coat remains greasy. Rest assured that the oil’s soothing properties will benefit both you and your four-legged friend.
Give Your Coffee a Healthy Boost
While it may seem strange at first, adding coconut oil to your morning cup of coffee has many potential benefits. Because of its omega fatty acid content, coconut oil in your coffee can provide a nice boost for your metabolism, promote healthy digestion, and satiate hunger.
Plus, it feels decadent and rich. A tablespoon of coconut oil blended into your warm coffee will result in a deliciously creamy, frothy texture and a mild buttery taste. Add your cream and other ingredients as usual, or go without — coconut oil on its own can be quite satisfying.
Healthy Substitute for Butter
You likely already use coconut oil for cooking, but it’s also a great substitute for butter or vegetable oil in baking recipes. You can count on light, delicate textures in your baked goods when you make this substitute, and you don’t have to worry about the coconut flavor shining through — coconut oil is generally very mild.
When you substitute this healthy fat for butter while baking, you can rest easy considering the extraneous health benefits of coconut oil, such as its properties that promote higher levels of good cholesterol, hunger control, healthy digestion, and more.
Natural and Healthy Homemade Deodorant
Looking to save money on store-bought deodorants? Try making your own at home with just a few simple ingredients. You will surely enjoy not only the money saved but the assurance that your deodorant is full of natural products only that can be just as effective, if not more, than store-bought alternatives.
Simply combine softened coconut oil, baking soda, cornstarch or arrowroot powder, and essential oils for your preferred fragrance. Mix well, pour into a small jar, and refrigerate until set. You will end up with a soft deodorant bar that will warm to your skin upon application.
Help Get Rid of Bad Puppy Breath
If your pup’s breath is getting offensive, consider adding coconut oil to your dog’s diet. The oil’s antimicrobial and immunity-boosting benefits can promote healthy breath from the inside out, as well as support overall teeth and mouth health.
Start incorporating a small amount of coconut oil into your dog’s food, slowly to prevent any stomach upset. You can also use a bit of coconut oil on a doggy toothbrush or piece of clean gauze around your finger to brush your pup’s teeth after meals and prevent plaque buildup.
Healthy Homemade Dog Treats
Coconut oil is known to have many health benefits for dogs. In addition to supporting sleek coats, healthy joints, and better smelling breath, this natural oil is thought to aid in healthy digestion for dogs.
There is a wealth of dog treat recipes to choose from, but a simple one to start with consists simply of organic virgin coconut oil and blueberries. Melt your coconut oil, pour into a mold or ice cube tray, and add a single blueberry to each treat. Freeze and treat your pup to a healthy, tasty snack!
Take Care of Your Leather Shoes
Your favorite leather boots deserve consistent cleaning and conditioning in order to stay looking their best. For best results, use coconut oil on a monthly basis as a deep conditioner for your leather boots and shoes.
After gentle cleansing and drying, use a soft cloth dipped in coconut oil to massage the boots. Let the coconut oil sit for 20 minutes and use another cloth to massage the remaining oil into the boots and buff away the excess.
Remove Pesky Residue From Sticky Labels
Peeling labels from bottles, cans, or other items often leaves a stubborn sticky residue that can seem impossible to remove entirely. Fortunately, coconut oil can be used to quickly and efficiently clean this residue from your favorite containers so that you can safely repurpose or recycle them.
Simply take a small amount of coconut oil and apply a layer to the sticky area, let it sit for five minutes or so, and wipe with a damp cloth to remove the residue. Enjoy!
DIY Hydrating and Exfoliating Body Scrub
Especially in the fall and winter months, the skin on our hands and bodies can get extremely dry. And if you want to both save money and ensure that you’re using natural ingredients, making your own hydrating and exfoliating body scrub at home is a great fix for dry skin.
Combine 100% pure organic virgin coconut oil with granulated sugar in a 1:2 ratio, mix well, and let sit until ready to use. Apply the mixture to hands and body, scrub, and rinse for fully moisturized and smooth skin.
Natural Organic Moisturizer for Babies
Coconut oil is a great alternative to store-bought lotions for babies’ sensitive skin. As long as no allergies exist and the product is 100% organic and virgin, coconut oil is typically known to protect and hydrate delicate skin as well as ease symptoms of eczema.
Whether it’s cradle cap, eczema, or just dry skin, coconut oil can provide natural, safe hydration for relief. Simply massage gently into trouble areas and anywhere that could benefit from extra moisture. Rest assured that you are using a natural alternative to other baby lotions.
Get Gum Out of Hair and Carpet
Getting chewing gum stuck in your hair can be both quite uncomfortable and a daunting task to remove. Fortunately, coconut oil is a cheap and effective ingredient that helps to remove it quickly. Apply coconut oil to the hair where the offending gum is stuck, working it in to fully lubricate the strands, and from that point you should be able to gently pull and remove the gum without damage to the hair.
You can also use coconut oil to remove gum from carpet or other similar fabrics. The same method can be used; apply liberally to the area (after a spot test to see if the oil will stain or otherwise affect the material) and massage the gum out of the fabric’s fibers.
Season Your Cast Iron Skillet
Cast iron skillets are a wonderful investment, and will last you forever if they are properly cared for. When you first get your new pan, take the time to season it so that it will stay nonstick. To do this, apply a liberal amount of coconut oil to the entire pan and set in a cooled oven.
Preheat the oven, place the pan inside, set the oven to 300 degrees, and leave in for thirty minutes after the oven reaches the set temperature. Let the oven and pan cool completely before removing and you will have a perfectly seasoned skillet.
Clean and Condition Cutting Boards
If you frequently use a wooden cutting board, it’s important to clean and condition it regularly for best use and to promote its longevity. And because coconut oil is both antimicrobial and extremely hydrating, it makes perfect sense to use this inexpensive ingredient as a conditioning and cleansing agent.
After each use, wash thoroughly and then rub a significant amount of coconut oil across the board. It will help to revive any dulled wood as well as reduce the appearance of scratch marks.
Easily Get Rid of Soap Scum
To keep your bathroom and shower clean and free of buildup from soap and other products, use coconut oil as the base to an inexpensive cleaning solution. Simply mix with baking soda in equal parts until it forms enough of a paste to cover the dirty areas.
Apply mixture where needed and let sit for 10-15 minutes, even longer for heavily soiled areas. Then wipe clean with a damp cloth and enjoy sparkling tile, countertops, faucets, and more!
DIY Play-Dough for the Kids
For a safer alternative to traditional play-doughs, use coconut oil as the base of your recipe. Melted coconut oil, salt, flour, water, cream of tartar, and food coloring are all you need to whip up a batch of homemade play-dough. Mix ingredients until they form together to the proper consistency, then let cool before playing.
Little ones will love this DIY play-dough just as much as the store-bought kind, and you can rest easy knowing exactly what’s in it. Let the crafting begin!
Improve Poor Digestion
If you struggle with constipation or related digestive issues, coconut oil might be an effective addition to your diet. To relieve uncomfortable constipation, start by ingesting a tablespoon of coconut oil in the morning on an empty stomach and continue daily until you find relief.
Additionally, the hydrating properties of coconut oil can make it a great relief for discomfort from hemorrhoids. Consider consulting with a doctor to find out the best ways for incorporating coconut oil into your treatment plan.
Help Stimulate Eyebrow Growth
Not only is coconut oil believed to stimulate eyelash growth, but it’s also known to nourish eyebrows. Regular application of coconut oil to the brows will hydrate the skin under and around the area, moisturize the hair, and help to protect and condition against regular makeup use.
Apply oil with a clean finger or cotton pad to the entire brow, making sure the skin is properly saturated. Sleep with the product on and gently rinse before washing your face the next morning. Repeat nightly and reap the benefits of consistent use.
Natural Sun Protection
Though conventional sunscreen products typically block a higher majority of UV rays from the sun, coconut oil can be a great alternative, whether in a pinch or for those who are sensitive to store-bought sunscreen ingredients. Apply coconut oil to your skin and let it absorb before sun exposure — it’s known to block about 20% of UV rays.
Additionally, wearing coconut oil on the skin while out in the sun can greatly aid your skin’s hydration levels, keeping you looking and feeling smooth and soft.
Cat Treats to Prevent Hairballs
If you’re getting tired of cleaning up hairballs from your beloved cats, try using coconut oil. A small amount of coconut oil daily will help them better digest the hairballs and let them pass through without the need to cough them up.
It only takes about half a teaspoon to promote this healthy digestion in cats. If they do not respond well to mixing it into their food, you can simply apply the same amount of oil to their paws so that they will lick it off.
Shine Your Stainless Steel Appliances
To keep your stainless steel appliances shiny and new, use a small amount of coconut oil to buff away any streaks or splotches. Dip a soft cloth or cotton t-shirt (avoid paper towels or other materials that could shed), into a bit of coconut oil and use long strokes to buff out your stainless steel surfaces.
Doing this regularly will keep your kitchen looking new and fresh. Use on any stainless steel finish, but avoid finishes that are exposed to heat, such as the stovetop — the oil could cause discoloring in these instances.
Make Your Own Coconut Butter
Coconut butter, a delicious spread that’s often used as a vegan alternative to dairy butter, can be expensive to buy in-store. However, it can be quite easy to make at home with just a few ingredients. There are many recipes, but coconut oil is a star player in all.
With a food processor, a couple bags of desiccated coconut, and coconut oil, you can make the mixture right in your kitchen and be done in less than 20 minutes. Use it as a spread or in baking, and enjoy the health benefits as well as money saved.
Prevent Ear Infections in Pets
If your dog or cat struggles with ear infections, try using coconut oil after cleaning their ears. After cleansing, apply just a small amount of melted — and cooled — coconut oil in the ear with a cotton swab.
It is both hydrating and antimicrobial, meaning it will provide relief to your pet’s sensitive skin in the ears as well as prevent infection from ear cleanings, mites, or other irritants.
Boost Your Shampoo and Conditioner Routine
Not only does coconut oil make a great hair mask, but it can also be used to amplify the benefits of your regular shampoo and conditioner routines. If you have extra dry or curly hair, apply coconut oil to the ends of your hair about an hour before washing and it will help to protect each strand from potential drying effects of your shampoo.
Coconut oil can also help your conditioner work more effectively. After applying conditioner, follow with a layer of melted coconut oil all over. Let sit for a few minutes while it seals in the conditioner’s hydration, and rinse well. Enjoy healthy, shiny hair!
Natural Massage Oil
Next time you’re in need of a massage for sore or tired muscles, try using coconut oil as a safe and natural alternative to other massage oils. This oil is great for massage because it melts quickly with body heat and doesn’t absorb too quickly, giving you plenty of time to enjoy its soothing qualities.
When you’re done with your massage, your muscles will be relaxed and your skin soft, hydrated, and glowing.
Oil Pulling for Whiter Teeth and a Healthier Mouth
Coconut oil has amazing antibacterial properties. That’s why it’s been used for years in ancient Eastern traditions to improve and maintain a healthy mouth and teeth. With a process called oil pulling, a daily practice can freshen breath and even whiten teeth over time.
Take about a tablespoon of oil in your mouth and swish it around for 10-20 minutes, being sure to push it between your teeth and around your cheeks. When you’re finished, spit into a trash can and brush teeth afterward.
Help Get Rid of Stubborn Belly Fat
The stubborn fat around our midsections is also known as visceral fat and is linked to health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. It is also notoriously hard to get rid of.
However, studies have shown that adding coconut oil to your diet can help promote the loss of this visceral fat. Research has toted results of decreased waist sizes in both men and women who added two tablespoons of coconut oil to their daily diets.